Vanceburg, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Vanceburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Vanceburg had a population of 1,446 as of July 1, 2018. Vanceburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Vanceburg is located at latitude 38.5943 and longitude -83.3156 in Lewis County. The formal boundaries for the City of Vanceburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Lewis County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 538 feet.

The City of Vanceburg (GNIS ID: 2405638) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Vanceburg is located within Vanceburg Division of Lewis County.

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Vanceburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,446
Population in Households 1,362
Population in Familes 1,074
Population in Group Qrtrs 84
Population Density2 1,214
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $19,407
Average Household Income $34,109
Per Capita Income $14,552


Total Housing Units 722 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 293 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 123 (17.0%)
Median Home Value $56,343
Average Home Value $95,164


Total Households 599
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 379
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.3% -0.04%
Households 0.37% 0.0%
Families 1.62% -0.11%
Median Household Income   0.27%
Per Capita Income   1.53%

Vanceburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Vanceburg to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 199 63rd
Population Density # 199 63rd
Diversity Index # 414 24th
Median Household Income # 533 1st
Per Capita Income # 525 3rd

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